End of Week 1 Update

Kathryn, Albert and Ruth, our Week 1 Volunteers
Thanks to Kathryn, Albert and Ruth, our Week 1 Volunteers

The excavation

After a week of excavation, the team have uncovered a number of features including ditches and post holes. Some features are prehistoric and others appear to date to the Romano-British period.  We have also discovered prehistoric and Roman pottery. The team have been working hard despite the mixture of sun, heat and rain, and have continued to excavate, plan and section the site. We want to say a big thank you to our local Devon volunteers who joined us on our very productive first week. Thank you to Kathryn, Ruth and Albert, who “really enjoyed it” and “would come back next year”. It has been a busy and promising first week, we are looking forward to what the next few have in store for us.

Here is Katie and her painting. Her class tasted the Roman style bread, she said it was "tasty".
Here is Katie and her painting. Her class tasted the Roman style bread, she said it was “tasty!”.

The Hub

The Hub has also had a busy first week, and at the Hub’s after school club on Friday we welcomed some of our youngest visitors from Ipplepen Primary School. They loved seeing their Roman food artwork on display, and guessing what our replica Roman pottery would have been used for. Visit the Hub to see their paintings inspired by past finds from Ipplepen, and to make your own guess on the function of the pottery.

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